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religion. there is no intrinsically religious purpose in providing disaster assistance. this provision simply recognizes that houses of worship are one aspect of community recovery. this bill helps ensure that our communities fully recover physically, emotionally, and mentally after a disaster. i urge my colleagues to join in supporting this bill and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from west virginia reserves. the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. barletta: i wish to yield seven minutes to the gentleman from new jersey, mr. smith, who is the sponsor of this bill. mr. smith: i thank my good friend for yielding. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey is recognized for seven minutes. mr. smith: and for mr. rahall. i want to thank gracie for her co-sponsorship and leadership on this important bill. and all the co-sponsors and to our leadership for scheduling it for a vote today. this is extremely important and very timely. madam speaker, superstorm sandy inflicted unprecedented damage on communities in the northeast, inc
, ideology, and even religion -- but today, we come together in the spirit of jesus who told us to love one another, treat others as we would want to be treated, and to love god with all our heart, soul, and strength. it would be a better world did we just listened to him. >> as you look around the world, understand your sharing this meal with people from more than 160 countries. all 50 states, presidents, heads of state, leaders of all kinds -- through prayer, we believe god has brought us together for a reason. as you listen, try to figure out what god is saying to you. >> as you heard, this event is hosted by members of the house and senate. i would like to ask all the members of the house and senate to stand at this time. [applause] we are also honored to be joined by two prime ministers, the prime minister of serbia, his excellency, and the prime minister of the democratic republic of congo, his excellency. thank you so much for being here with us. [applause] >> now i would like to introduce the head table that will lead us through this experience. i will start on my right. today, you
, no place of worship and no clergyman-or equivalent in other religions- will be forced through legal action in the courts or in the european community to carry out weddings against their wishes? >> the right honorable gentleman pre-empts some of the later parts of my contribution. i can tell him that we have taken seriously all the points that he has raised about the need for protection. he will see how we have put those measures in the bill in some detail. >> is my right honorable friend aware of the letter that was written to honorable members by lord carey of clifton on the issue of equality between same- sex and different-sex couples? in it, he talks about, "the failure of the government to address the important issues of consummation and adultery. while these concepts will continue to remain important aspects of heterosexual marriage, they will not apply to homosexual marriage. on the one hand, this does nothing to promote the ideal that marriage is both equal and should be a lifelong union." >> my honorable friend will know that there is already no legal requirement for consummation.
, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, that sort of thing. the fair labor standards act also requires that it be posted the minimum wage is $7.50 an hour, most people are aware of the laws. if i ask the average person, including students that come to my class, what are your rights under the national labor act, they don't have a clue. most don't know what a union is. workers have no idea what their rights are. one of the most controversial things the labor board has done finally they proposed a new rule that would require employers to post a notice, a large, one-page notice, that would define your basic rights thunder enational labor relations act just as we have for civil rights laws and the wage and hour laws. that's being challenge the one issue -- host: who is -- guest: employers are challenging that. the biggest publicity that's been generated didn't involve a board decision. they was boeing case, boeing decided to open a new manufacturing plant in south carolina. most of their work has historically been done in the seattle, washington, area and they've had a lot of work
discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, natural origin -- national origin. it requires notices to be posted telling you the minimum wage a few -- and you are entitled to a overtime. most are aware of the loss. if i were to ask the average person, what are your rights? they do not have a clue. they do not know what a union is mostly. as a result, workers have no result -- do not know what their rights are. the labor board proposed a new role that would require lawyers to post the notice to define your basic rights under the national relations act just as we do with the civil rights laws and the wage loss. that is being challenged. the biggest publicity that has been generated do not involve a poor decision. it was the bowling case. they decided to -- it was a boeing case. they wanted to open a plant in south carolina. they have had work stoppages. a charge was filed that they were cursing the -- kior sing sing unionan-- coer employees. the matter went before an administrative law judge. the charge was filed. he said let's issue a come plane so the administrative law judg
out of office. i think they are going to have to form some kind of religion and go to church every sunday and worship him. it is all ridiculous. all the political -- it is just a game. nobody even wants to go or listen to the sides even more. the want to be right. host: what keeps you from being that way? caller: i watch politics continuously, every day, i listened to all sides. i believe in listening to the facts. i do not care if you are republican or democrat. i am a patriotic person. i care about this nation. sake, we are $16 trillion in debt. if we go bankrupt -- host: respect to the topic about hegel nomination. -- bring us back to the topic about the hagel nomination. caller: there is some reason why the bottom. host: this on twitter -- here is another tweet -- in clinton, maryland, a democrat. caller: this is politics as usual. i will cannibalize -- they are eating their own. here is a guy who has been in a warrant -- a war. he has endorsements from other secretaries of defense. you have a leon panetta who wants to get on with his life. politicians in washington are playing
-- with criteria neutral toward religion and poses no religious favoritism. he says once fema has a program in place to aid building reairs, houses of worship should not be exempt from receiving this aid. this is all the more important given the neutral role we have seen houses of worship play without regard to religion to those afflicted in the wake of sandy and countless previous disasters. federal disaster relief aid in the form of social insurance and means of helping battered communities get them back on their feet. churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship are an essential part of the recovery process. religious lib tir scholar, madam speaker, professor douglas lacoc wrote a letter endorsing h r. 5 2 writing that charitable contributions to places of worship are tax deductible, even though the tax benefits to the donor are like a matching grant from the government. these deductions have been uncontroversial because they were included without discrimination in a much broader category of all not for profit organizations devoted to charitable, educational, religious or s
are trying to go. >> i am a freelance religion writer. one thing i noticed during some lgbt recording, it is a false equivalencies. they were put out somebody from the right, based on the fact they are a colorful character, interesting, without any examination about the veracity of their claims, funding streams, and so forth. the present an article where on the youtube is a photograph or video clip of somebody saying something inaccurate that is unchallenged. i wonder the moving forward in what your thoughts are about that? >> it plays into what i was saying earlier about having assessments in journalism, and not just saying, he said, she said. this is what they both said. here are some other data points. here is what may actually be the case. >> my name is being. i'm a student here. i have a question about what you're seeing about the digital landscape. you have thought about connecting people on line in meaningful ways. i'm a composer here at harvard. i wondered vaguely thought about connecting creed of minded college kids like myself -- there is not -- creative minded college kids
fellow religion, i want our people out of there. that is not right. i come over to our country and try to kill us. we need to stay over there and fight for our freedom. host: you bring up interesting points. basic idea we have in this country is that we get into wars, but we very rapidly lose the ability to support those wars, political perspective. we saw what happened in vietnam. if desert storm last longer, we would have seen the same thing there. we know what happened with iraqi freedom. you're looking at a nation that can go in, with a superb military capability, which her daughter is a part of, and it can make a lot of differences, but the problem you have is that you have a political situation where we cannot sustain a long- term deployment, 12-13 years in afghanistan over the long term. it has become america's longest war. economically, you look at how that works. the big problem that i have with the drawdown is perhaps related to what your saying -- you have to be very careful about what to tell the enemy. you have to have a negotiating position that gets you from the strength
on friendship between people and human values. there is no discrimination based on religion. we have been very pleased to see that your government is defending marriage for all. change is afoot in france. we need to continue in order to create a social year. your role is crucial. do not give in to the vision of a single market. that is not our vision of europe. quite the contrary. this helps you to achieve our vision of europe. he said he would retrieve the french division when you were elected. now you can help breathe life back into the europeans. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. let me say again, let me congratulate the liberal in you. and do not want to treat problems with your socialist friends. your struggle in favor of marriage for all is a step forward to new freedom and is at the heart of the battle that we're trying to fight in our group. thank you very much. sixty years ago, monet said we are bringing together men, we are not bringing together states. and in fact that is still true. our union only has a meaning if it is a federation of people and neighbors -- and for
. >> hi. i'm a freelance religion writer. one thing i noticed is what i call the fault equivalencey. they will put out someone usually from the right based on the fact they are a colorful character or interesting without any information about the voracity of their claims, the data site and so forth, and they are presenting an article on you youtube someone saying something inaccurate and unchallenged. i wonder moving forward what your thoughts are on that? >> you have to challenge both sides, yes. and ask questions and how it plays into the -- what i was saying earlier about having assessments in journalism and not just saying, you know, he said this, she said that, but actually saying, this is what they both said, here are some other data points and here is what could actually be the case. for some it would be key issues, but for others -- force >> i have a question where bradley mentioned about connecting people online. clearly today you talked about connecting people online in meaningful ways. i am curious if in your work on facebook you thought about connecting creative minded k
people. there is no formal discrimination there based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or age. the only thing someone might be able to claim is there are more college graduates who are nonminority than minority and you might be able to argue there's discrimination. that's the type of thing i think a court would find perfectly appropriate. it goes on all the time. so often if i have a job that i'm really skilled in that job but i don't have the background to move to the higher position, they bring in someone i have to train to be able to do my level of work and then they get a higher salary, they get bumped up to the higher positions and i stay where i am. that's very common. unfortunately it's not illegal. the first question you ask is about state people doing federal work. so many of the federal statutes give money to the states, different welfare provisions, different unemployment compensations under the unemployment tax, which is a federal tax, but the states run those services subject to certain minimum requirements. where you work for the state formall
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